This startup maintains a suite of news apps that aggregate content from trustworthy sources in journalism — the Associated Press, the Financial Times — as well as online outlets like the Huffington Post.
Online news and opinion site The Huffington Post has been the target of plenty of criticism since it launched in 2005, and the critics seem to have only gotten louder since AOL acquired the company earlier this year. But editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington was unapologetic today at the Ad:tech conference in San Francisco, where she defended her editorial practices.
Kevin Rose has left Digg, the news aggregation site he founded in 2004, after a few months of uncertainty over his role in the company.
Website discovery engine StumbleUpon had 500 million hits last month and its traffic has doubled in 6 months, the company announced today.
Social news site Reddit has graciously decided to share its end of year growth numbers in a company blog post. While the company may have grown from 250 million to more than 829 million pageviews, possibly the most interesting inclusion was that their search feature went from “sucked” to “works.”
Social bookmarking site Delicious, once one of the shining examples of the Web 2.0 renaissance, will not be shutting down. But it will be looking for a new host after Yahoo, its owner since 2005, determined that it was not a strategic fit, according to a blog post by the company.
‘Tis the season, right?
Social news aggregator Digg laid off more than a third of its staff Monday in the wake of a failed redesign, and its top sales and finance executives left — suggesting that more than just the website’s look and feel need fixing. In a post on the company blog, new CEO Matt Williams claimed the cuts, affecting 25 out of 67 employees, were needed in order to achieve profitability by mid-2011.
Reddit, the headline aggregator and discussion site run by the parent company of Wired magazine, features plenty of talked-about stories. But only recently has it seen news that bodes well for the site’s own business.
It takes just under five months to redesign one of the largest news aggregation sites in the world and bring in a new CEO, apparently.